A nautilus cup
The nautilus shell, with two pinned vertical engraved silver gilt strap mounts, constructed to fit closely over the…
A trumpet shaped engraved silver beaker, the slightly spreading base with reeded and corded rims, the upper part of the body engraved with three medallions. The medallions are engraved with The Last Supper, Christ with the Samaritan and an angel embracing a child. The last is derived from a depiction of Herman Hugo’s Pia desideria. The engravings in the book are by Boetius Adams Bolswert.
The bottom rim has an engraved text:
*NAECHTMAELS + BEEKER + TOT + OESTERBIERVM * (Communion cup of Oosterbierum)
Oosterbierum is located north of Franeker. The Reformed Church with Saint George on the spire still stands here.
The name ‘Breedelbane’ is engraved on the base. This engraving refers to the Earl of Breadelbane, a great art collector who owned almost half the land of Scotland in the 19th century.
The Earl of Breadelbane, 19th century;
Private collection, The Netherlands
Franeker, 1669, Agge Jelles Reinalda
height 17 cm.
Ø 12 cm.